Mt. SAC Invitational
Oct. 20-21, 2006 Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA
DyeStat on-site coverage by Doug Speck, Rich Gonzalez, Kirsten O'Hara,
Bill Leung, Joe Hartman, Kirby Lee and John and Donna Dye.

Div 1-2 Boys Super
Div 1-2 Boys Team
Div 1-2 Boys Individual
Div 1-2 Girls Team
Div 1-2 Girls Individual
Div 3 Boys
Div 3 Girls
Div 4 Boys
Div 4 Girls
Div 5 Boys
Div 5 Girls


PRIOR YEARS - DyeStat's coverage since 1998

All Time Lists:
Team - Individual

Rich Gonzalez Preview - Mt. SAC has both quantity -- 98 Races, 525 teams, 19,000+ runners -- and quality -- 9 of top 10 NTN California teams plus Jordan Hasay, Marie Lawrence, Matt Tebo, Michael Cybulski and Chad Hall

Is Amber Trotter's record in jeopardy? - Marie Lawrence and Jordan Hasay could come close. Unfortunately, they are in different races.

Doug Speck looks back 20 years - Kira Jorgensen and Marc Davis won in 1986.

SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS TABLE - links to results, stories, action pix and video.
DONNA ON THE SIDE - 150 photos from the sidelines

Royal boys edge Trabuco Hills, Saugus girls win a barn burner, Chad Hall wins Foot Locker Favorites showdown, Marie Lawrence and Jordan Hasay cruise

Rich Gonzalez recaps - teams are getting closer at the top

GIRLS - Saugus girls pull a (close) number on the competition - Centurions win Saturday girls sweeps, posting faster performance than U.S. #2 Corona del Mar ran in Div 3 sweepstakes Friday.
BOYS - It's no longer just the Royal treatment - Highlanders race well, but have red-hot Trabuco Hills breathing down their necks

left, start of Boys Super Sweeps, with Matt Tebo, Chad Hall, and Michael Cybulski side by side.

Jordan Hasay

photos by John Dye

Start of Girls Team Sweeps - Marie Lawrence of Reno, Shannon Murakami of Saugus and Ana Prim of Torrey Pines.

DONNA ON THE SIDE - 150 photos from the sidelines


Corona del Mar rout
highlights Friday

US#2 CA#1 Corona del Mar girls steamrollered the Division 3 Sweepstakes with 31 points. Senior Sarah Cummings 17:37 (right, photo by John Dye ) led CDM to a 1-5-6-7-12 finish, with their 6th and 7th runners coming in 14 and 15. CDM ran within a second of last year's great team. STORY

Fulfilling a different kind of PR
Wwhile Corona del Mar athletes chase Personal Records, coach Bill Sumner captures the essence of Personal Responsibility. Rich Gonzalez chronicles Bill Sumner's race day.


Click event for results, Rich Gonzalez stories, John Dye action photos, and Doug Speck video

Div 1-2 Boys Super - Sat 9:55am - US#2 CA#1 Royal Simi Valley 95 (US#14 CA#2 Trabuco Hills 113), US#7 Chad Hall CA 14:35 (US#4 Michael Cybulski CA 14:45, US#1 Matt Tebo NM14:54). - VIDEO - PHOTO ALBUM
Div 1-2 Boys Team - Sat 9:30am - Oak Ridge 118; Kent Morikawa, Torrance 15:02 - VIDEO - PHOTO ALBUM
Div 1-2 Boys Individual - Sat 9:05am - Diego Estrada, Alisal 15:14; Clovis West 97 (Fallbrook 99) - VIDEO - PHOTO ALBUM -
Div 1-2 Girls Team - Sat 10:20am - US#10 CA#2 Saugus 100 (US#20 CA#3 Torrey Pines 103, CA#8 Buchanan 103, SW#7 O'Connor AZ 119); US#1 Marie Lawrence, Reno NV 16:50 (Lauren Saylor CA 17:10) - See VIDEO - PHOTO ALBUM
Div 1-2 Girls Individual - Sat 10:45am - US#2 Jordan Hasay 17:12, Edison 119 (Corona 125) VIDEO - PHOTO ALBUM
Saturday Sweeps Splits by Mike Kennedy

Div 3 Boys - Fri 4:36pm - Fawad Kahn 15:41 and Palos Verde 99 (Laguna Hills 101)
Div 3 Girls - Fri 4:20pm - Sarah Cummings 17:37 and Corona del Mar 31 - PHOTO ALBUM -
Div 4 Boys - Fri 5:08pm - Hopi AZ 40, Erick Garcia, Parlier 15:24
Div 4 Girls - Fri 4:52pm - Katrina Lee 18:47 and Page AZ 27
Div 5 Boys - Fri 5:40pm - Woodcrest Christian 44 (Flintridge Prep 71), Robbie Knorr, Valley Christian 15:27
Div 5 Girls - Fri 5:24pm - Katie Fritz 19:00 and Mt. Shasta 43 (Woodcrest Christian 50)

Official Race Splits for the Leaders in Saturday's Sweepstakes Races
(by Mike Kennedy)
One Mile
 Reservoir Hill
Boys SuperSweeps
 Won by Chad Hall
Boys Team Sweeps
Won by Kent Morikawa
Boys Individual Sweeps
Won by Diego Estrada
Girls Team Sweeps
Won by Marie Lawrence
Girls Individual Sweeps
Won by Jordan Hasay


Biggest of them all . . .

This is the 59th running of the biggest high school cross country meet in the nation. From 12:45 pm Friday to 3:58 pm Saturday, 98 races will be run on the famed hills of Mount San Antonio College in Walnut CA. At the peak, they start as close as 6 minutes apart, meaning that three races are on the course at the same time. Color coded bib numbers and three sets of computers help keep it all straight.

The blue ribbon races are the sweepstakes. Team sweepstakes for Divisions 3, 4 and 5 (smaller schools) are run Friday afternoon. Individual and team sweepstakes for Divisions 1 and 2 combined are run Saturday morning from 9:05 am to 10:45 am. A new wrinkle this year is a Div 1-2 Male Super Sweepstakes to be run at 9:55 am Saturday.

The water spray was welcome after racing on a hot day at Mt. SAC. photo by Kirby Lee / Image of Sport

Runners climb Reservoir Hill, last of the famed hills of Mt. SAC -photo by Kirby Lee / Image of Sport

Is Amber Trotter's record in jeopardy?
Reno NV senior Marie Lawrence (left) ran the fourth fastest Mt. SAC time ever in 2004 (16:48) and the second fastest in 2005 (16:29). Can she approach the unapproachable this year? The all-time Mt. SAC record is 16:16, set by Amber Trotter in her whirlwind year of 2001 which ended with a runaway victory in the Foot Locker cross country championships. Since last year's Mt. SAC, Lawrence has had a sensational year, with a third straight runner-up finish at Foot Locker, a national record in the steeplechase and a spot on Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Beijing China. Jordan Hasay (right), who won Foot Locker as a freshman last year, may have a better shot at Trotter's record than Lawrence, but they will apparently be in separate races -- Lawrence in the Div 1-2 Team Sweepstakes at 10:20 am and Hasay in the Div 1-2 Individual Sweepstakes at 10:45 am. [John Dye]
Doug Speck looks back 20 years . . .
fastest girl of 1986 Mt. SAC - Kira Jorgensen
kira jorgensen
photo by Don Gosney
fastest boy -- Marc Davis
marc davis
photo by Bert Davis
DyeStatCal retrospective of 1986 Doug Speck's 1986 coverage (PDF file)

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